Oscar G. Rejlander

Study of Hands

c. 1850-1859
Rejlander produced close-ups of hands, feet, drapery and even fleeting facial expressions to provide artists with visual references for their own work. Indeed, he might have been the first to make prints for this specific purpose. But he also considered photographs such as this one as artworks in their own right.
Title
Study of Hands
Date
c. 1850-1859
Medium
Photograph
Materials
albumen silver print
Dimensions
14.8 x 17.6 cm; image: 14.8 x 17.6 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 2014
Accession number
46254

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